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Do I need a certificate of citizenship and statement from a U.S. consular officer?

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Hello all,

First off, this is a really helpful forum. Thanks to all those who so actively help out!

I am a US citizen born in Germany living in the US with a valid American passport and birth certificate. Together with my wife we are applying to have her status changed from G4 visa to immigrant (green card).

In the instructions for the Form I-130, it says that I need a certificate of citizenship and original statement from a U.S. consular officer verifying that I am a U.S. citizen with a valid passport, but that seems superfluous given that I have a passport and birth certificate. I checked and applying for a certificate of citizenship also costs $600 and takes time! Thus, I hope the answer to this is that I don't need those things.

Any help here would be much appreciated!

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The form I-130 requires you send just one proof of U.S citizenship. A copy of your biographic page of your U.S passport is sufficient as evidence.


Adjustment of Status From F-1 Visa.

8/14/2014: Mailed AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765.

8/18/2014: Accepted in Chicago. Transferred to Nebraska Service Center.

8/21/2014: Received NOA 1. I-130, I-485, I-765 in mail.

8/25/2014: Received biometrics in mail. Scheduled for 9/8/2014

9/8/2014: Went in for biometrics.

9/24/2014: EAD approved. 36 Days!

10/01/2014: EAD mailed.

10/03/2014: Received EAD card.

10/14/2014: I-485 moved to testing and interview.

1/28/2015: Interview scheduled for 3/4/2015.

1/31/2015: Received interview notice.

3/4/2015: Interview completed and APPROVED!

3/5/2015: Welcome notice mailed and I-130 Approved.

3/10/2015: Welcome notice and I-130 approval notice received.

3/12/2015: Green card mailed.

3/14/2015: Green card delivered.

 

Removal of Conditions: 

12/14/2016: Mailed I-751.

12/19/2016: NOA issued.

01/26/2017: Biometrics.

05/03/2018: I-751 transfered to NBC.

 

Naturalization:

12/02/2017: Mailed N 400 to Phoenix, AZ Lockbox. (I-751 still pending)

12/05/2017: Package delivered in Phoenix, AZ. Transferred to Harrisonburg Processing Center.

12/07/2017: Notice of action issued. (IOE)

12/26/2017: Biometrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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